Media advisory - "Notes from Home" cross Canada tour - Sending Greetings to Canadians serving in Afghanistan



    SAINT-JEAN GARRISON, QC, Aug. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - "Notes from Home" is a
memory book that is circulating across Canada to provide Canadian Forces'
members and others the opportunity to write small greetings to our Canadian
soldiers and civilians serving abroad.
    The project originated with Master Corporal Renay Groves, who is
currently stationed in Ottawa. After having been approached regularly by
Canadians expressing their support for the military, Master Corporal Groves
came up with the idea of a memory book as a means for Canadians to write their
personal notes of appreciation to Canadian Forces members serving overseas.
The book has been signed by General Rick Hillier, the Chief of the Defence
Staff, who wholeheartedly supports this venture.
    Following a cross-Canada tour, Master Corporal Groves will take the
"Notes from Home" collection to Afghanistan where Canadian soldiers will have
an opportunity to read the comments. Eventually, the book will be returned to
Canada and be placed in the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.
    The book will be available for viewing and signing on the site of the
International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu at the Canadian
Forces kiosk on August 16th 2007, between 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M.
    Expected at 4:00 P.M. are Senator Roméo Dallaire, Mr. Gilles Dolbec,
mayor of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and several veterans.




For further information:

For further information: Lieutenant (N) Michèle Tremblay, Public affairs
Officer 5 ASG, Saint-Jean Garrison, (450) 358-7099 ext 6163, Cell phone: (514)
232-1704

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